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Ford Fiesta Review

Practical And Pretty, A Fantastic Little Car. High Quality, Drives Well; But About 15 Competitors Do Too. As Buyers Downsize, Small Cars Now Loaded With Kit. Will New Honda Jazz Stay At The Top Of The Small Car Pile? **** out of 5 SIENNA, Italy – Ford’s new little Fiesta looks terrific, is beautifully put […]

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Ferrari California Review

Ferrari’s California Dream Car Makes Its Debut At Paris Show PARIS: Most manufacturers at the Paris Car Show were either wringing their hands about economic prospects, or bragging about the environmental friendliness of their engines; but not Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari. Mass car manufacturers are battening down the hatches to ride out the storm […]

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Jeep Cherokee review

Tough, Go-Anywhere SUV Is Priced To Go. Gruff Engine, Jiggly Suspension Don’t Help The Cause. Interior Improvement, Cascade Of Extras Sweeten The Deal. Better Hurry Before SUVs Go The Way Of The Dodo. **** out of 5 “As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, […]

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SEAT Ibiza review

Pretty, Drives Well, Quality Interior, Neat Ideas. You Can Plug In Your Tom-Tom When It’s In Hill-Hold Mode. New Jazz Likely To Retain Lead As Number 1 Supermini. **** out of 5 Volkswagen has transformed Skoda, its Czech brand whose claim to fame used to be for staffing its factories with political prisoners, into a […]

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Aston Martin DBS review

Demands To Be Seen, Will Be Heard. Aston Martin sports cars, despite starring in over-the-top James Bond movies, have always retained a sense of dignity, tradition and restraint. Until now, that is; introducing the new flagship DBS supercar, the first Aston Martin to embrace bling. When you turn on the DBS’s ignition, the words “Power, […]

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Nice Mega City

Nice Mega City review

Battery Power For Early Adopters. Keeps Up With Traffic, Just; Wait For Next Technology Advance. Pricey To Buy/Cheap To Run, Questionable Safety, Inadequate Poke. Guaranteed To Make You Fell Smugger Than A Prius Driver. ** out of 5 I’ve been driving the future, and it needs work. With all the talk about electric cars replacing […]

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Skoda Fabia Greenline

Skoda Fabia Greenline review

Frugal Version Maximises Economy. Sips Fuel, But Faster Than Claimed By Skoda. Penalty Is Unacceptable Engine Noise. *** out of 5 The big car manufacturers are falling over themselves trying to come up with interim attempts to provide fuel sippers as the price at the pump soars, and the Skoda Fabia Greenline is the latest […]

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Subaru Outback review

Rugged, No-Nonsense Load Lugger. Low Profile Country Types Love This Capable Work-Horse. New Boxer Diesel Gives Terrific Performance, Questionable Economy. **** out of 5 “nobody ever bought a Subaru to make a fashion statement or raise their profile” Subaru has finally added a diesel engine to its Outback permanent four-wheel drive estate car range, and […]

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Chevrolet Aveo Review

Pretty, Practical, Worthy Little All-Rounder. Smart New Looks, Better Interior, More Economical Engines. Daewoo Reincarnation On Europe Charge; Watch Out Opel, Vauxhall. **** out of 5 WROCLAW, Poland – Chevrolet has redesigned the body of its little Aveo, smartened up the interior, and modernised the engines. You may have grown used to negative news about General Motors and […]

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Skoda Roomster review

Cute, Useful, An Unusual Combination. Skoda Says This Is An MPV As Well As A Car. Looks Good, Drivers Well, Lugs Lots Of Things; Pricey Too. **** out of 5 You would think that a car with a less than poetic name like the Skoda Roomster and which was in fact a thinly disguised Volkswagen […]

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